ZTE Announces First EV-DO Revision B on CDMA2000 System

    Company Plans to Make System Available by Q3 2009

    SHENZHEN, China, Feb. 24 /CNW/ -- ZTE Corporation ("ZTE"), a leading
global provider of telecommunications equipment and network solutions, today
announced another technological breakthrough by achieving the world's first
EV-DO Revision B (Rev.B) VoIP Call on its CDMA2000 system, marking the first
time in the industry that a CDMA vendor achieves an impressive 9.3 Mbps
download rate and 5.4 Mbps upload rate. This remarkable feat once again
demonstrates ZTE's leading position in the CDMA industry. The excellent
results were announced by the company in the recently concluded 3GPP2
Standards Conference 2009 held in Shanghai, China from February 16-24, which
was jointly organized by ZTE and China Telecom to promote next-generation
wireless broadband communications.
    EV-DO is a telecommunications standard for the wireless transmission of
data through radio signals, typically for broadband Internet access. It was
designed as an evolution of the CDMA2000 (IS-2000) standard that would support
high data rates and could be deployed alongside a wireless carrier's voice
services. It is standardized by 3rd Generation Partnership Project 2 (3GPP2)
as part of the CDMA2000 family of standards and has been adopted by many
mobile phone service providers worldwide, particularly those previously
employing CDMA networks.
    "In order to meet customers' demand in addressing advanced network
evolution, we launch the world's first EV-DO Rev.B technology several months
ahead of our rivals," said Li Jian, General Manager of CDMA Products, ZTE
Corporation. "We are committed to the industry and continue to invest and
speed up large-scale commercial use of EV-DO Rev.B to leverage telecom
operators' investment in EV-DO Rev A networks."
    The company has completed the first stage of achieving EV-DO Rev.B and
adopted 3-carrier bundling technology, with each carrier having a bandwidth of
1.25 MHz. Compared with mature commercial EV-DO Rev.A, what ZTE's EV-DO Rev.B
does is to only upgrade EV-DO Rev.A's software, with no additional hardware
equipment required. Both ZTE's EV-DO Rev.A and Rev.B adopt identical baseband
    ZTE plans to commercialize its EV-DO Rev.B system in Q3 2009, reaffirming
its leading position in EV-DO technology development.
    In future, EV-DO Rev.B can bundle up to a maximum of 15 carriers, with a
download (forward) rate of 73.5 Mbps and an upload (reverse) rate of 27 Mbps.
Among the unique features of EV-DO Rev.B include allocating flexible bandwidth
and offering better QoS, hence enhancing user experience.
    There are now more than 105 million EV-DO users worldwide. To date, ZTE
has established 70 EV-DO networks in more than 60 countries, including China,
the United States, Czech, Poland, India and Indonesia.
    ZTE has been creating waves in the global CDMA market with global CDMA
subscriber capacity reaching 200 million. It ranks first in terms of global
base station shipment as well as taking the number one spot in China's CDMA
sector by virtue of having one third of the domestic market share. The
continuous success of ZTE in the CDMA market is attributed to a corporate
policy of constantly introducing technical innovation, offering low TCO for
its All-IP CDMA2000 solutions, and quick customer response.

    For more information, please contact:

     Margrete Ma
     ZTE Corporation
     Tel:   +86-755-2677-5207
     Email: ma.gaili@zte.com.cn

     Romy T. Arambulo / Ada Ho
     Edelman PR
     Tel:   +852-2837-4727 / +852-2837-4747
     Email: romy.arambulo@edelman.com / ada.ho@edelman.com


For further information:

For further information: Margrete Ma, ZTE Corporation,
+86-755-2677-5207, or ma.gaili@zte.com.cn; or Romy T. Arambulo or Ada Ho,
Edelman PR, +852-2837-4727 or +852-2837-4747, or romy.arambulo@edelman.com or

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